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Brookside Cafe

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143 Route 2a, Preston, CT 06365-8214
(860) 889-5557
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Norwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Primarily a big tavern, with some seating for meals. At one time, the food was pretty good, but the menu did not survive a change in management. Mostly a local hangout, mostly people intent on drinking and arguing.

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Haven't been to Brookside in awhile and it is now Goldrick's at Brookside Cafe. Great place to stay for a few beers and enjoy some of the best food I have ever eaten at a bar. The owner Brian and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. The old reputation of a "rough and tumble" bar are gone. Replaced it... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have tried it a few time. Classic place for a bar fight, especially in the unlit parking lot across the street. Have pretty much avoided it recently.

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The bar itself is inviting both inside and out. It sits on the banks of a cove with rushing water where fishing or crabbing is allowed to both patrons and non-patrons alike. Parking is plentiful and offered both in back (advised) or across the street (not advised). The interior is simply gorgeous offering a mixture of polished wood, red brick,... More 

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Good food at the bar, disappointed there was no takeout. Locals are kinda rough around the edges. Would return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Route 2a, Preston, CT 06365-8214
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: (860) 889-5557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?